Weekly Wildcat September 26

Wildcat Adventure Report

Dine AV was a success!   Students from from every class represented . . . Wow!  Let’s keep it up, Wildcats!

Earn more Wildcat Adventure points by participating in the Reflections art contest.

What is the AV Wildcat Adventure Anyway?


The Reflections Art Contest is Your Next Wildcat Adventure!

Do you enjoy art, music, photography, film, writing or dance? Join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with the PTA Reflections. The National PTA Reflections Art Program has been bringing the arts to life for more than 10 million students since 1969. This year’s theme is “I Will Change the World By…” Students use the theme as an inspiration for their art.  Visit ptav.org/pta-reflections to view the Reflections national art gallery for inspiration and to learn more about the contest, prizes and scholarships. *Special Artist Division for students who identify as having a disability.

Reflections student entry forms are available for parents and kiddos to fill out now HERE .  Please email Reflections chair,  Cami Zappaterra, for questions or more information.

Submissions are due by October 15th.

Reflections is a Wildcat Adventure event.  Earn points for your class and a chance to win a raffle prize when you participate.   Keep an eye out for the flyer to scan after the due date!


4th Grade Parents Needed! 

Each month, a different grade will be asked to volunteer to keep our drop-off lanes running. Without volunteers, we will have to close the lanes. October is 4th grade month! If you are a 4th grade parent, please, please, please sign up for a day or 3 or 4. We need 4 volunteers per day!   Sign Up HERE.


Teacher Feature 

Wish Night Update: Thank you to those who participated in Wish Night with your gifts, corporate matches and by spreading the word. Every dollar makes an impact. Our teachers and school wide staff have their preliminary totals to enhance your children’s educational experiences.

To best serve our AV Community, I will be highlighting Wish Night in our new Weekly Wildcat segment, Teacher Feature! This week, meet our first grade teachers.

Keep in mind Wish Night happens all year, so you can continue to contribute online at ptav.org/wish-night or mail a check along with your donation form to: Arroyo Vista, Attn: Wish Night, 335 El Centro St.

Thanks!

Your Neighborhood Wish Night VP


 Spirit Wear

AV Spirit Wear will go on sale in late October.  Keep an eye out in this newsletter for the announcement and link to purchase.


AV Parent Party – Save The Date!

Whoomp! There it is! Dust off your leg warmers, tease up your hair, this year’s AV’s Parent Party is about to get N’Sync with your inner 80s and 90s vibe! We’re going to kick it into high LA Gear with a totally bodacious trivia night. We’ve been Livin’ on a Prayer for way too long, so Don’t Stop Believin’ that fun can be had from anywhere! Let’s pump up those Reeboks, unsnap one side of our overalls, and save the date! More gnarly details to follow.


Join The Arroyo Vista PTA

PTA Membership was not included in the Fall Forms this year, so please double check that you remembered to join!  Check out the many benefits of being a PTA member.

Click HERE to join AV PTA
Help us reach our goal – 100% participation!

Please remember to add your student’s information to your membership.  We track memberships by student name and may do contests or raffles to help us meet our membership goal, so make sure your student gets into our system.  See below graphic for how to add your student’s info.

If you have any questions, please contact PTA Membership Chair, Vivan Tran

Not sure if you are a member?  Just try joining or logging in with your email and the system will let you know.  Or feel free to contact Vivan.


Ink Drinkers is Back!

Hello all parents of book-lovers!  Ink Drinkers book club is starting up again soon with AV’s wonderful librarian, Mrs. Baydaline, once again at the helm.   Ink Drinkers will be virtual this fall, with the hope that we may be able to return to in-person later in the year.  Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Sign up at HERE to join.

First Meetings:  

    • Tuesday 9/28:  5th Grade
    • Wednesday 9/29:  4th Grade
    • Thursday 9/30:  3rd Grade

Please feel free to email Mrs. Baydaline with questions at [email protected].


Meet our PTA Board

It takes a village to run the PTA programs and events!  If you have any questions about the PTA, or if you’re interested in joining, please reach out. You can find contact information for every member of the leadership, from Executive Board members to Committee Chairs at ptav.org/leadership/.  

2021-2022 AV PTA Executive Board.  
(Some members not pictured)

5th Grade Musical Parent Info Meeting

5th grade parents!  The musical auditions are coming up!  Please check spef4kids.org/programs/5th-grade-musical/ for more information. Download the 5GM Info Packet to find out about the Parent Info Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th.  Performances are February 4th, 5th, and 6th.


Reminders to Parents About Arrival, Dismissal and Your Dogs

  • You can find the arrival and dismissal gates and traffic reminders HERE.  Please remember to abide by all traffic and crosswalk rules when driving and walking around campus.

We love dogs!  Your dogs are members of our AV family, and we welcome them to drop-off and pickup.  Please keep in mind that some children are afraid of dogs, so pay attention when kids are around and keep your pup on a leash and close to you at all times.  And of course, always remember to clean up after them!


Subscribe to the Weekly Wildcat and PTA Calendar 

The PTA has compiled a list of important dates. Please click here to review and/or print it.

Visit ptav.org/subscribe to learn how. If you are no longer an AV parent, you can unsubscribe from this list.


Do You Have Questions?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Megan Gardner, PTA President, or Erik Gammell, PTA Executive Vice President.

¿Tienes preguntas? El maestro de su hija/o o la oficina principal pueden ponerlos en contacto con una familia en AV que hable español. 

질문 사항이 있으십니까?자녀의 담임선생님 이나 학교 사무실에서 필요한 언어를 사용하는 학부모와 연결해 드립니다

你有問題嗎?您孩子的老師或學校辦公室可以將您與另一比特講您語言的AV家長聯系起來

Thank you!